According to many websites online, using sea salt for acne is highly recommended by dermatologists and naturalists.
Have you ever been swimming at the beach, and noticed that your skin improved after swimming in the sea? This is because of the salt in the sea and the ocean! Sea salt is well known to be an antibacterial, an astringent, and an excellent source of nutrients which are vital to your skin’s good health. It has been used for thousands of years as a wound disinfectant. Sea salt also contains a high level of magnesium, a deficiency of which can also cause skin problems. It helps our cells regulate over 325 enzymes, and other nutrients important to fighting acne, such as potassium, zinc, and vitamin D.
What you need is:
- Sea Salt
- Hot Water
And one or more – your choice – of the following:
- Aloe Vera
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Cream cheese
- Egg white
- Egg yolk
- Green Tea
- Heavy Cream
- Lemon (juice)
- Orange (juice)
- Rose Water
- Wheat germ
- Many Others
- Wash your face gently before you begin.
- Mix 1 teaspoon of sea salt with 3 teaspoons of hot water and stir the sea salt until it completely dissolves.
- Add 1 tablespoon of each additional ingredient you would like to include. Raw honey or Aloe Vera gel are good, easy options.
- Apply the mixture to your face and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes (the salt may sting a bit if you have any open sores, and keep it out of your eyes for the same reason).
- Rinse. This is not the kind of facial that you can massage into your skin and leave on, because the salt will dry your skin out if you leave it on too long.
- Follow up with a nourishing noncomedogenic (one that doesn’t block pores) moisturiser.
source: Bollywoodshaadis / The Acne Zone